Some tips to prevent night blindness

  • By Team TDO

Here are some foods and eating tips, which will help improve vision and prevent night blindness:

  1. Eat dark green leafy vegetables like spinach and collards. These contain high amount of lutein and zeaxanthin, the nutrients for healthy eyes.
  2. Do not smoke. A glass of red wine daily is fine but drinking is not. Stay away from hydrogenated oils, refined carbohydrates and sugars in excess.
  3. Always wear sunglasses while going out in bright light to avoid potential sun damage to eyes. Amber and grey-coloured lenses are effective against ultraviolet rays.
  4. See an eye specialist and get prescription glasses for driving at night, if required.
  5. Do not ride in dim light at night and see if you can postpone the work until next day. Even good lighting conditions at night even in a big city, can be troublesome to someone with night blindness.
  6. Vitamin A rich foods like spinach, carrot, papaya, broccoli, and mangoes should be added to your daily diet.
  7. Fish oil is a great source of vitamin A. Cod-liver oil is used as medicine too.
  8. Some wild plants are said to be rich in vitamin Abut they are seasonal, available in small quantities and there isn’t much known about them.
  9. Beans are another fairly common source of vitamin A. These are consumed especially during autumn.
  10. Eggs are a good source of vitamin A. Eat eggs daily. People with high cholesterol should, however, limit their egg intake.
  11. Hot pepper is contains vitamin A too, but the preservation method, sun-drying, decreases the vitamin A content.
  12. Carrots are another good source. They are high in vitamin A and arenot expensive as well.